The 2018 Alabama Legislative Session convened on Tuesday, January 9. Check back here for updates on bills, upcoming events, and other information during legislative session.
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For more information about how to get involved with your local representatives, please refer to the following frequently asked questions:
- How does a bill become a law in Alabama?
- What can I do to influence the process?
- How can I get through to my legislator?
Bills of Note
- SB31 - Municipal Bail
- SB84 - Racial Profiling
- SB117 - Same Day Voter Registration
- SB198 - Ban the Box
- SB213/HB287 - Civil Asset Forfeiture
- SB251/HB272 - Decriminalization of Marijuana Possession
- SB269 - Youth Protection Act
- HB52 - Abortion Consent
- HB94 - Protester Felony
- HB258 - Creationism in Schools
- SB39 - Fentanyl Trafficking
- SB181 - Ten Commandments
- SB13 - Marriage Licenses
- February 20, 2018 at 9am - Alabama Women in the Halls with Planned Parenthood
- February 28, 2018 at 9am - Equality Lobby Day with HRC
- March 15, 2018 at 9:30am - Advocacy Day with Disability Rights & Resources
Navigate the Alabama Legislature Website
Check the ALISON Database frequently, as bills are filed throughout session. On ALISON, you can search for a bill by committee, sponsor, status, subject, or keyword.
Check the committee meeting calendar frequently, as it is updated regularly and sometimes suddenly. Committee meetings are always open to the public, but you are not allowed to speak unless there is a public hearing. The agenda will show whether there is a public hearing scheduled for a particular bill. Some meetings will have audio and/or video available through the website so you can listen from home.
To request a public hearing, you must contact the committee clerk before the bill is scheduled on the committee's calendar. To find the clerk's contact information, scroll to the bottom of the page for the committee that the bill has been assigned to. PLEASE NOTE: If you request a public hearing, you MUST be in attendance or the committee may cancel the hearing.
Not sure who your legislator is? Find your elected representatives in Alabama.
- Alabama Arise's 2018 Issue Priorities
- Alabama Appleseed's 2018 Pre-Session Report
- POWER House's Power to the People: Learn the Lege, 2018 Alabama Legislature Guide
"It is easier to resist at the beginning than at the end." -- Leonardo da Vinci